YOU can help sustain Camp
“Right now, during an uncertain and unpredictable time, I’m choosing to make an unrestricted gift to Hochelaga to allow Camp the most flexibility in how to respond. Of course I believe in Scholarship gifts and facilities gifts, but right now, when Camp must adapt and adjust to new situations due to COVID, I want to give the leadership the flexibility they need - and I trust them to do that well.” - Sarah Turner, ‘Laga Alum ‘80-91
YOU have the power to help Camp Hochelaga close the 2020 deficit and launch 2021 strong, stable, and ready to welcome our campers safely to camp next summer.
We're Almost There
“Right now, during an uncertain and unpredictable time, I’m choosing to make an unrestricted gift to Hochelaga to allow Camp the most flexibility in how to respond. Of course I believe in Scholarship gifts and facilities gifts, but right now, when Camp must adapt and adjust to new situations due to COVID, I want to give the leadership the flexibility they need - and I trust them to do that well.”
- Sarah Turner, ‘Laga Alum ‘80-91
YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga is just $15,000 away from closing the 2020 deficit and launching into 2021 in a place of strength and stability. YOU have the power to help Camp get there!
You Can Help Close the Gap!
Our team made the heart-wrenchingly difficult decision to suspend camp sessions for summer 2020 in an effort to keep our community safe which always has been, and always will be, our top priority. The decision was also made to refund every family all the money paid toward their child’s summer at camp. This was undoubtedly the correct decision, and we are glad we could do everything in our power to support our families through a difficult time. However, this has left Camp and YWCA Vermont with a deficit. Enter… the Sustian CAMPaign, a three month push to close the deficit and set Camp Hochelaga up for a strong 2021 season. We have just $15,000 left to raise!
Your Contribution Will Help with Essential Expenses Only
We recognize that families and communities are experiencing new and additional financial hardships right now. Please only make a contribution to the Sustain CAMPaign if you are in a financial position to do so. Here at Hochelaga we are doing everything we can to streamline our overhead expenses and ensure that all funds are used solely for the essential expenses that will allow Camp to open to our community again for summer 2021. Please reach out with any questions about the use of your donation.
There are many ways to give
“There is no place better in all this world than this camp, but that’s the thing we all know, so if you’re reading this, you probably feel exactly the same. One of the most beautiful things about ‘Laga is it is always your home, even on the day you return and don’t recognize anyone, nor does anyone recognize you. The ‘Laga spirit always lives on here, and in all the places it travels with each one of us. And I’m so glad I’ve been one of the people who passes through, and carries it on.”
-Christine Perry, 'Laga Alum '03-18
Connect with Hochelaga Alums - Join Camp Hochelaga Alumni Connection
“We’ll meet again, don’t know why, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again on Lake Champlain.”
The mission of Camp Hochelaga Alumni Connection (CHAC) is to create a mutually beneficial relationship, where Hochelaga’s community can connect with each other, with camp, and where staff can share updates and opportunities to offer support. This group is a place to reconnect, laugh over shared memories and reminisce about long, sunny days on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Since 1919, Camp Hochelaga has been a summer home to girls and young women on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont. In this magnificent environment, the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women reaches hundreds of campers, staff, and families each summer. Whether you were a camper, staff, family member or friend of a ‘Laga, or member of our very special community, we encourage you to share your story and the impact YWCA Vermont and Camp Hochelaga has had on you.